These instruments are located in 904 Light Hall and are available to the Vanderbilt Research Community. The Li-COR Odyssey and the Bio-Rad CFX machines are the only instruments that require a reservation. For your convenience online reservations can be scheduled at The "Resource User Account" needed to schedule an online reservation can be requested at


The ChemiDoc MP system is a full-feature instrument for gel or western blot imaging. It is designed to address detection of multiplex fluorescent western blotting and chemiluminescence as well as gel documentation. The system is controlled by Image Lab™software to optimize performance for fast, integrated, and automated image capture and analysis of various samples. The MAC and PC software is available at no cost for analysis of your images.
The Gel Doc EZ system is a compact and automated gel imaging instrument designed to yield publication-quality images and analyze results with just the push of a button. The Gel Doc EZ system provides unparalleled flexibility with the use of four application-specific trays.
The CFX96 system will meet all your PCR needs, whether you are running your first experiment or analyzing multiple gene expression files at one time. Solid-state optical components provide sensitive detection for precise quantitation and target discrimination. Five-target multiplexing enables powerful simultaneous analysis, or tailors the run to detect SYBRŪ Green in the single color fast scan mode.
Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5 Plate Reader

The SpectraMax® M5 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader delivers single mode reader performance in one multimode reader package. The dual monochromator optics allow the widest range of applications to be utilized for bioresearch and drug discovery applications, all without the need to change filters. The SpectraMax M5 Microplate Reader possesses the five modes preferred by the majority of our users providing the benefit of multiple detection modes in one platform.
Li-Cor Odyssey Infrared Imaging System

The Odyssey is unique in that it uses an infrared detector to quantitatively measure infrared fluorescence from an appropriately tagged secondary antibody. It is capable of two-color imaging so two different proteins or two forms of the same protein can be detected on the same Western blot. Another unique capability of this instrument is its ability to image "In Cell Westerns" wherein a Western blot has been performed on cells growing in culture dishes or 96-well plates.

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